The Griffin

Experiences of Essential Workers

Jeffrey Yang, Staff Writer

June 22, 2020

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, five million people ages 16-19 were employed in 2019. Of which, 1.7 million were working food service jobs as teenagers searched for entry level jobs. However, the COVID-19 pandemic, forces students to choose between their jobs and their health. Like...

Senior Athletes’ Season Cut Short

Anna Albergo, Staff Writer

June 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced students of the graduating class of 2020 to miss out on many of the significant and memorable experiences of their senior year, but for student athletes at Dulaney, the list of missed opportunities is far longer. On April 28, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools...

Corona’s effect on classrooms

Christopher Cao and Sarah Shen

June 17, 2020

On March 13th, Maryland’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced that due to COVID-19, Maryland schools would be closed for two weeks. This closing has since been extended to the end of the school year. School closings due to COVID-19 have led to online schooling with weekly virtual cl...

Legacy admissions debated

Faizah Saadmim

June 17, 2020

After the discrimination lawsuit brought against Harvard by Asian American students and the Varsity blues scandal, the college admissions process has been under immense scrutiny. At the heart of the problem is fairness and equality. Whether the factor is wealth, race or familial connections - does it...

Distance learning disappoints

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Alycia Wong

June 17, 2020

As the second state to announce the closing of all public schools on March 12, questions erupted from teachers, students and parents across Maryland. How would students learn? What about AP tests? These issues were solved the way most are in this modern world: through technology. Distance learning...

The Race for Presidency Starts Again: Who will be victorious?

Miranda Parrish

June 17, 2020

Even though the 2020 Presidential Election is in November, candidates from both parties have campaigned and dropped out, leaving two very distinctive candidates. The individual states hosting caucuses help decipher between each candidate, and which party has a better chance of winning states with a...

Children of Immigrants Excel

Faizah Saadmim

June 17, 2020

A recent study by Stanford University and Princeton University concluded that children of immigrants have increased rates of upward mobility than that of children of whose parents are born in America. It is reported that second-generation immigrants growing up in families earning $105,000 were able to...

A Democratic Debacle

Sarah Shen

June 17, 2020

In light of the recent Democratic Debates, I’ve become increasingly observant of and disgusted by the many empty attempts to degrade other candidates at the expense of promoting one’s own agenda. A prime example, of course, is Biden’s propensity to actively shame other candidates for not supporting...

Low Teacher Pay Causes Push For Change

Carolyn Twomley and Kai Smith

June 17, 2020

Throughout BCPS and the rest of the nation, teachers have historically been unsatisfied with their annual pay. This, combined with the multitude of extra hours that teachers have to work to prepare for their classes and the sometimes unpaid extra hours that they have to spend running a club can have...

Uighurs persecuted

Chris Cao, Staff editor

February 6, 2020

In modern history, it is unprecedented for nations to be silent when another nation violates human rights. Recently, however, the world has stayed mostly silent about China’s Uighur “re-education” camps. China—in desire to combat terrorism, pursue uniformity and gain natural resources—has breached...

New ACT policy endangers

New ACT policy endangers

Anne Wang, Staff editor

February 6, 2020

Oct. 8, 2019, the ACT announced a new change to their testing policy: beginning in fall 2020, students will be able to retake individual sections of the ACT where they performed poorly for a fee. This contrasts with the previous policy where students were required to retake the entire exam to improve...

Large class size impedes learning

Large class size impedes learning

Kai Smith, Staff editor

February 6, 2020

Throughout the past few years in Dulaney High School, the number of students entering high school has steadily increased because of the smaller amount of high schools compared to the amount of middle schools in the county. This, in turn has caused the sizes of classes in the school to increase exponentially,...